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Top 4 Ways Grit Helps Build Success

Top 4 Ways Grit Helps Build Success

When you think of grit, a tough cowboy from the old west might come to mind. Though the cowboys on the screen demonstrated grit, it's more than just a tough guy act. It's about the approach a person takes to life. Grit is defined as a personality trait based on a...

Improving Equality in the Workplace

Improving Equality in the Workplace

A diverse workplace comes with all sorts of benefits, including more innovation and higher productivity. However, gender equality can often feel a little easier said than done. Though many workplaces believe they do not discriminate, unconscious biases can still lead...

Biggest CEO Pitfalls & How to Avoid Them

Biggest CEO Pitfalls & How to Avoid Them

Some corporate executives, like Tesla’s Elon Musk, are larger than life. They lead massive organizations that drive innovation and impact our society in significant ways. But executives are also humans, and humans make mistakes. An executive job in a big corporation...

How to Ask for a Raise

How to Ask for a Raise

One thing many people have in common is that they're not too comfortable with asking for a raise at work. It may have been years since you last asked, or perhaps you've never asked before. Initiating this conversation with your manager can be challenging and...

Recognizing Bad Management

Recognizing Bad Management

If you've been in business for any length of time, you have probably dealt with good and bad managers. A good manager can make or break a company. Good managers can help a company and its employees to thrive. In contrast, bad managers can hobble even the best...

Great Reasons to Start a Company Blog

Great Reasons to Start a Company Blog

Social media and SEO "gurus" like to declare blogging to be dead all the time, but a well-maintained blog can still be a powerful tool for your business. If you haven't decided to start a blog for your own business, here are a few reasons why you're missing out....

Leadership in Times of Crisis

Leadership in Times of Crisis

Mike Tyson once famously said, "everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth." That idea is true in every walk of life. It doesn't take a great leader to keep everyone on the same page and moving towards the goal when everything is going according to plan....

Bouncing Back After the Pandemic

Bouncing Back After the Pandemic

No doubt, the Covid-19 pandemic has wreaked unparalleled economic devastation on a global level that no one has seen in three generations. When this pandemic struck, many businesses were at risk of flatlining, and only through government intervention were they saved....

Why Your Bottom Line Isn’t Everything

Why Your Bottom Line Isn’t Everything

All you need is to look at your bottom line to decide on how successful you are, right? It all sounds true until that bottom line begins to dwindle. There's something that you've certainly overlooked if your only strategy is to make money. Does an Aim for Profits...